AB InBev Said to Near SAB Financing, Has Held Talks With Altria

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  • Talks with Altria took place before announcement this week
  • AB InBev close to securing bank financing for proposal

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV is close to lining up a group of banks to help finance a takeover proposal for SABMiller Plc, and has sounded out the smaller brewer’s main shareholder about a deal, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

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